Curriculum

Projects

Projects challenge students to solve a specific problem using Design Thinking and software tools. Every project comes with resources that provide students with help and guidance.

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Courses

Courses are in-depth explorations of how design works in a specific industry. These multi-week experiences are comprised of multiple projects and additional course material, along with lecture tools for teachers.

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STEAM
Tessellations
by Autodesk Education
Design a tessellation in Autodesk Sketchbook.
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1060 0 4
ARCHITECTURE
Think like an architect: Turn a traffic zone into an urban park
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5482 1 4
MAKER
Egg Drop: Air Resistance
by Autodesk Education
Learn about air resistance by designing an egg harness.
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2806 0 4
MAKER
Yo-Yo: Kinetic Energy
by Autodesk Education
Think like an engineer: Design a yo-yo
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2111 0 1
ANIMATION
Visualizing Molecules
by Adam Crespi
Learn about molecules by creating a 3D model in 3ds Max.
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1061 0 2
ARCHITECTURE
Shape: Park Design
by Autodesk Education
Learn about the importance of shape in composition through designing a park.
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1814 0 2
ARCHITECTURE
Green Cabin
by Ben Uyeda
Design a pre-fabricated cabin.
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2849 0 2
MAKER
Chinese Coin
by Autodesk Education
Recreate ancient Chinese coins to understand historical cultures.
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492 0 2
STEAM
Visual Design
by Autodesk Education
Explore the elements of visual design: space, point, line, shape, form, value, texture, and color.
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1530 3 5
SUSTAINABILITY
Eco Material Selection
by Autodesk Education
Make smart material choices to design an eco bicycle in Autodesk Inventor.
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1115 0 0
ANIMATION
Create an animation of cell division to help you ace your next biology test!
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1824 0 1
ANIMATION
3D Rendering
by Adam Crespi
Learn how to render a scene in Autodesk 3ds Max.
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1842 0 1
STEAM
Concept Sketching
by Autodesk Education
In this project you will create concept sketches in Sketchbook Express.
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116 0 2
ENGINEERING
Chair: Ergonomics
by Karim Rashid
Think like a designer: Make a better computer lab chair
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5313 2 7
ANIMATION
Think like an animator: Create an animation to save our fish
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10050 3 5
STEAM
Think like an architect: Create a moody architectural rendering
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5419 0 1
MAKER
Biomimicry: Robotic Spider
by Autodesk Education
Design a robot inspired by animals in nature.
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1229 0 4
ANIMATION
Learn how to add lighting effects to your 3D designs.
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1487 1 2
MAKER
Macbeth's Crown: Theater Props
by Autodesk Education
Model theater props for your school's production of Macbeth.
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819 0 2
ENGINEERING
Car Design
by Autodesk Education
Automotive design focuses on the visual look or design of the car from product concept to refinement.
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1536 0 1
ENGINEERING
Rotational Inertia
by Autodesk Education
Harness the power of inertia to design a faster bicycle.
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1321 0 1
ENGINEERING
Gears and Energy
by Autodesk Education
Use Autodesk Inventor to model gears to make your bicycle more efficient.
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7352 0 2
STEAM
Design a 3D book cover illustrating utopian and dystopian themes.
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683 0 1
STEAM
In this project you will create storyboards in Sketchbook Express.
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58 0 3
ARCHITECTURE
Chicken Coop
by Emily Pilloton
Design a chicken coop for a modern city.
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3107 0 4
STEAM
Rocket Model: Friction
by Autodesk Education
Think like an engineer: Design a rocket to the moon
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2983 0 3
STEAM
Still Life Drawing: Line
by Autodesk Education
Think like a designer: Sketch a digital still life
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4262 0 2
STEAM
Space: Landscape Painting
by Autodesk Education
Explore space and light through painting a landscape in Sketchbook.
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1408 0 0
ARCHITECTURE
Old School House
by Rebecca Kelly
Design a new BIM studio in an old school house.
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1370 0 3
ANIMATION
Dance Routine
by Autodesk Education
Choreograph a dance routine in Autodesk Maya.
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1606 1 0
STEAM
Living Area
by Autodesk Education
Use Autodesk Homestyler to design a room that's accessible and beautiful.
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1184 1 2
STEAM
Molecules in 3D
by Autodesk Education
Make 3D models of molecules to understand their structure.
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1994 0 1
MANUFACTURING
Desk Lamp
by Autodesk Education
Design a better desk lamp using Autodesk Inventor.
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2079 1 3
STEAM
Applied Mechanics
by Autodesk Education
In this challenge, you’ll use the Applied Mechanics App to learn how applied mechanics can affect a design by exploring five interrelated topics: Energy and Work, Force, Power, Loading, and Mechanisms. The concepts you learn will help you understand the forces engineers and architects work with every day.
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1014 1 1
STEAM
Murals: water conservation
by Autodesk Education
In this project you will create a mural in Sketchbook Express.
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165 0 3
MAKER
Design a chocolate mold using your knowledge of the concepts of concave and convex.
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3413 1 2
MAKER
Think like a designer: Invent a mobile phone earbud holder
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1701 1 5
MAKER
Balance Bike: Maker
by Kalen Chock
Think like a designer: Design a kid's balance bike
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2803 1 1
STEAM
Space Belt: Gravity
by Autodesk Education
Design a space belt for astronauts living in zero gravity.
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3465 0 0
STEAM
Create an animation of the solar system to learn all about the planets and their moons!
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1384 0 0
STEAM
Composition: Animal Poster
by Autodesk Education
Learn about composition and the rule of thirds by creating an animal poster.
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1404 0 1
ANIMATION
Imagine that you are asked to design a location for a brilliant new animated short film and the director wants to see a 3D virtual model of this scene.
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1284 0 0
STEAM
Measurement
by Autodesk Education
Use the Measurement app to become a master of global measurement systems.
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1278 0 1
STEAM
Color: Graphic Icon
by Autodesk Education
Use your knowledge of color to create a graphic icon in Sketchbook.
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1350 1 2
ANIMATION
Animation Character
by Autodesk Education
Using your knowledge and love for animation, design the newest CGI character to debut in the upcoming production!
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2930 1 2